Sony have made a lot of announcements in the last 24 hours, including a new 15.5″ Vaio S series laptop and boasts glasses-free 3D playback and long battery life.

VAIO S Series 15 5 inch low res

  • Thin and light with stylish full-flat design
  • 15.5” Full HD (1920 x 1080) VAIO Display Plus screen
  • Work and play for up to 13 hours with optional Sheet battery
  • View 3D content using optional ‘glasses-free’ 3D panel accessory

The VAIO S Series range of notebook PCs from Sony announces a new, slim, power-packed 15.5” addition to the family.


The new model offers all the performance and thinness of its 13.3″ sibling while adding a larger screen to suit anyone who needs more room to work and play.


Just 24.5mm thin and weighing a travel-friendly 2kg (approx.), the new VAIO S Series can be carried easily between meetings or lectures in a backpack or case. Crafted in magnesium and aluminium for lightness and rigidity, the stylish ‘full-flat’ design features a concealed hinge mechanism that doesn’t distract your view of what’s on-screen.


The 15.5” Full HD VAIO Display Plus screen offers a clear, generously-sized view of documents, movies and more. On-screen glare from office lights and other sources is diffused smoothly for a clear, comfortable image without distracting screen reflections that can cause eye strain during prolonged viewing.


The VAIO S lets you keep working and playing all day and into the night. The internal battery gives power for up to 6.5 hours1 of computing time (in stamina mode). Available as an option, a secondary Sheet battery can be charged separately from the PC and attached at any time, boosting total stamina up to 13 hours1. If you’re in a hurry, Quick Charge gives you an hour’s worth of battery life from just 20 minutes recharging time on AC power.


A conveniently-placed performance switch lets you choose ‘speed mode’ for maximum performance, or ‘stamina mode’ for longer battery life when you’re away from mains power.


The backlit isolation keyboard includes a dedicated numeric keypad for precise, rapid data entry. There’s also an ambient light sensor that automatically dims display brightness to conserve power when the lights are low. Video chats with friends and family are crisp and clear thanks to the HD web camera powered by ‘Exmor’ technology.


Models configured to order with an SSD drive feature Quick Boot, loading Genuine Windows® 7 significantly faster than conventional notebooks to save you precious time. Available on selected models only, embedded VAIO ‘everywair’ 3G WWAN lets you connect on the move via your mobile broadband operator at up to 14.4Mbps (download) and 5.76 Mbps (upload). All models feature a conveniently-placed WEB button that powers up your PC for Internet access in seconds.


VGP-FL3D15A ‘glasses-free’ 3D panel

Now you can enjoy an immersive three-dimensional viewing experience without wearing 3D glasses. Available as an optional accessory for VAIO S Series models configured with Blu-ray Disc™ drive, the new VGP-FL3D15A is a ‘glasses-free’ 3D panel that attaches easily to the computer’s LCD screen.


VAIO uses face detection technology by Sony to track the viewer’s head position via the PC’s built-in web camera, adjusting images for a clear, satisfying 3D experience that’s always comfortable to watch. Enjoy 3D movie titles on VAIO models equipped with a Blu-ray Disc™ drive with a vivid sense of depth and extra realism. View 3D still photos and Sweep Panorama images captured with compatible Cyber-shot™ and α NEX cameras.


A wide range of optional accessories includes a docking station, carrying cases and mice.


The new VAIO S Series 15.5” notebook PC is available in the UK exclusively from Sony Centres, Currys, PC World and John Lewis from October 2011.





(Future) 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processor-based Mobile Platform


Genuine Windows® 7 Professional (64bit) with Service Pack 1




750GB 5400rpm


39.5cm (15.5”) VAIO Display Plus (1920×1080) with wide (16:9) aspect ratio


AMD Radeon™ HD 6630M (1GB VRAM) + Intel® HD Graphics 3000

Optical drive

Blu-ray Disc™ ROM Drive with DVD SuperMulti


WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n; 3G WWAN; Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR; Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (x2), SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (x1); HDMI out; stereo speakers with Dolby® Home Theater® v4; HD web camera powered by ‘Exmor’ (1.3 effective megapixels); Web, VAIO and Assist buttons; touchpad with gesture support
Dimensions DxHxW Approx. 255.9 x 24.5 x 380mm
Weight Approx. 2kg (with standard supplied battery)